• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY ON MAY 12, ORDERED FEDERAL TROOPS TO ALABAMA FOR USE OF IN CASE OF NEW RACIAL VIOLENCE.

  • Description


    KENNEDY SPEAKING



    SOF BEGINS: "THIS GOVERNMENT WILL DO...."



    SOF ENDS: '....VIOLENCE AND HATE."
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    TRANSCRIPT: KENNEDY: "THIS GOVERNMENT WILL DO WHATEVER MUST BE DONE TO PRESERVE ORDER, TO PROTECT THE LIVES OF ITS CITIZENS AND TO UPHOLD THE LAW OF THE LAND. I AM CERTAIN THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF BIRMINGHAM, BOTH WHITE AND NEGRO - PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO LABOURED SO HARD TO ACHIEVE THE PEACEFUL, CONSTRUCTIVE SETTLEMENT OF LAST WEEK -- CAN FEEL NOTHING BUT DISMAY AT THE EFFORTS OF THOSE WHO WOULD REPLACE CONCILIATION AND GOODWILL WITH VIOLENCE AND HATE."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRESIDENT KENNEDY ON MAY 12, ORDERED FEDERAL TROOPS TO ALABAMA FOR USE OF IN CASE OF NEW RACIAL VIOLENCE. IN A NATIONWIDE TV AND RADIO BROADCAST, HE SAID HE WAS SENDING SELECTED UNITS, TRAINED IN RIOT CONTROL, TO MILITARY BASES NEAR BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA -- THE SCENE OF FIERCE RIOTING THE PREVIOUS NIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABH6RPUHK4K1OGYEDY8UY2C6GC
    Media URN:
    VLVABH6RPUHK4K1OGYEDY8UY2C6GC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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